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More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

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Moor Park School, Richard's Castle , Shropshire (view map)
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About More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

More Than English is a junior summer school offering challenge and choice challenge to students. 

Choices we offer: choose your individual study, accommodation and excursion options.
Our courses are designed to inspire, motivate and support our students to develop their language, skills and confidence to use English effectively in today’s competitive world. To enrol on our program, students need to be aged 11-17 and to have an English level from A2 (Pre-Intermediate) to C2 (Proficiency).

Our course is an intensive course. We include 24 hours of learning a week:
• 15 hours of Core English focusing on speaking, listening and presentation skills
• 9 hours of “Get Ahead” options:

• Performing Arts - Film Making, Dance, Drama and Theatre
• Leadership - Business Challenge, Model United Nations, Speech Making
• Professional Sports Coaching - in Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Football
• Creative - Art, Ceramics, Shakespeare
• English Pathways - University Prep, FCE, CAE

For a better learning experience we accept only a limited number of students from each country and language. Moreover, we are the only summer camp in beautiful, historic Ludlow.

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Riding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Host family accommodation without students of same native language
  • On campus

Activities

  • Fashion
  • Cooking
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Theatre
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • On campus events
  • Professional Sports events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

Courses

General English

94% 21 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

We offer 24 hours of learning a week:
15 hours of Core English
9 hours of Get Ahead study options

Every student does 3 hours of Core English every morning Monday to Friday (15 hours a week)
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• 2 hours a week on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Advanced students focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Exam Preparation

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This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Intermediate, Upper Intermediate, Advanced

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

With our experienced Exam English teachers, students can choose to do preparation for:

• FCE (B1 to B2)
• CAE (B2 to C2)

Plus:
• University Prep. (B2 to C2) > choose your university course and make a plan to ensure that your future university application will stand out.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 15-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Levels: Upper Intermediate, Advanced, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

We offer 24 hours of learning a week:
15 hours of Core English
9 hours of Get Ahead study options.

GET AHEAD:
• University Prep. (B2 to C2) > choose your university course and make a plan to ensure that your future university application will stand out.

CORE ENGLISH
Academic focus
• For students B2 to C1, the emphasis of the 15 hours of Core English is academic and includes: critical thinking; academic writing; discussions on serious topics.
• For all students, A2 to C2, the 15 hours of English incorporate cross-curricular elements in business, science and mathematics
• Inspirational Speakers: for example, scientist and antarctic explorer. • We are always teaching More Than English: critical thinking, creative thinking, debating skills, intercultural competence
• Advice on university courses and the option to visit Birmingham University.

ALTERNATIVE GET AHEAD OPTIONS:
Examples of academic features from other Get Ahead options (9 hours a week):
• Get Ahead Creative: 2-week Shakespeare option for B2-C2 students that will really test your critical thinking skills!
• Leadership: the Model United nations: develop research, critical thinking and formal debating skills
• Leadership: Business Project: design, market and sell products. You will gain practical business skills as well as learning some theory about leadership and developing team working and project management skills
• Performing Arts: develop team working and technical skills together with confidence at speaking in public.
• English Pathways: take your English to a high level with our FCE and CAE exam preparation.

The maximum class size is 10.

English Summer Courses

96% 30 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-17

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Levels: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

We offer 24 hours of learning:

15 hours of Core English
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• Includes focus on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Students with B2 to C2 focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

9 hours of ‘Get Ahead’ choices:
• Performing Arts - Film Making, Dance, Drama and Theatre
• Leadership - Business Challenge, Model United Nations, Speech Making
• Professional Sports Coaching - in Golf, Hockey, Tennis, Football
• Creative - Art, Ceramics, Shakespeare
• English Pathways - University Prep, FCE, CAE

The maximum class size is 10.

Junior English Programs

97% 29 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 11-16

Location Type: Rural/Countryside

Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students

Levels: Advanced, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Exams and Prep offered: IELTS, Cambridge FCE

We offer 24 hours of learning:

15 hours of Core English
These lessons include:
• Spoken fluency and pronunciation
• Listening
• Grammar – with the focus on practice, practice and more practice
• Presentation skills
• 2 hours a week on cross curricular subjects like Maths, Science or Business
• A vocabulary review during the week and at the end of every week

Advanced students focus on Academic English: presentation skills, academic writing, discussion of controversial topics and critical thinking skills.

9 hours of ‘Get Ahead’ choices:
• Professional Sports Coaching - in tennis, football and golf
• Performing Arts and the Media - stage, screen and dance choreography
• Leadership - Business project and Model United Nations
• Creative English - Shakespeare, Short Stories. Creative Writing
• Intensive English - PET, FCE and IELTS

The maximum class size is 10.

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More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Switzerland   

studied English Summer Courses

Review of More Than English

I want to talk about More than English positive things. The first thing when you arrive is the special castle. It is when you open the door you see sofas and armchairs. Then there are people who wear green T-shirts, these are the staffs. Let’s go swimming in the swimming pool. Over the swimming pool there is a beautiful glass- tunnel. Now we have to go to the dinner the chef is Paul. He cooks excellent. After dinner we have activities, we can choose from football and handball. I think I choose football. Our staff: Ania, Jacob, Lauren, Seth, Valentina explain the game to us. Tomorrow we have three lessons. One lesson is sixty minutes. The teachers are Bethan, Calvin, Emma, Ian, Jai, Louise, Lucy and Matt. The bedrooms are very funny because there is Pirate and Spitfire etc. The rules are to go to sleep at 10.30pm don’t cheat, don’t shout out. And the Get Ahead you can choose before you arrive at Moor Park School. You can choose between football, tennis and golf.

posted 8 months ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

United Kingdom   

studied General English

Amazing!

I have attended More Than English for 3 summers now and I have to say it's amazing. The varied mix of nationalities is excellent. I'm a British teenager who lives in Herefordshire, very close to Ludlow (about 5km actually), but I felt like I was a long way from home whilst staying here.

The English lessons are brilliant. I was in a class with very high level English speakers but this didn't stop everyone from learning new things. I particularly enjoyed that our teacher taught British slang words to the students, it gave everyone a real representation of English as a language. I learnt a lot myself, which not only surprised me but helped me in my education after the summer.

It is definitely worth what you pay! It looks intense on paper and it sometimes can be, but you're never bored.

A swimming pool on site, what more could you ask for? The facilities are outstanding however the only concern I had was that the rooms are a little childish, obviously I don't expect the walls to be painted especially for us, but it would be nice if we had timetables up in the rooms, clocks and maybe some posters of famous British things such as Doctor Who or Harry Potter. It did get quite cold in some of the rooms as well. Oh, and there's WiFi!!

FOOD! My favourite thing. The food was diverse and delicious. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the chef accommodated to my dietary requirements and there was some excellent vegan and vegetarian options. The BBQ's we had outside were cool and were stereotypically British with one being rained off! The breakfasts were great with a full English being offered alongside a continental breakfast.

There was a diverse range of activities. I really enjoyed the swimming because we could play with inflatable things and water polo was really fun - it was great that the staff got involved as well! We built slip 'n' slide one afternoon which was great because we got to be creative and get soaked at the same time. The special activities were great, zorb football was fun and we all got a great night's sleep afterwards.

The only key criticism I have would be that there isn't much free time. I was tired quite a lot of the time and needed maybe just an hour or two to relax and watch some TV or play card games with my new international friends! Obviously some people might find that boring but 1 evening a week would be enough.

Thank you for a wonderful experience. I hope that you continue to grow and thrive!

posted 11 months ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Brazil   

studied English Summer Courses

Excelente Escola de Verão

Meu filho aproveitou muito o período em que esteve na More Than English, desde o aeroporto às viagens o staff foi muito presente e organizado. David e Claire estavam sempre disponíveis para tirar dúvidas e passar informações sobre a situação dele. As atividades ocorriam a todo o tempo, permitindo uma completa interação com os outros estudantes.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Germany   

studied General English

More than English

The school building itself is very massive. It is very impressive from the inside and from the outside. It is ancient but that is only fascinating. The garden is huge and very beautiful. There evening is a forest next to the school which I find very great because I love the forest in general.

For the accommodation I must say it isn't perfect. the rooms are great but I must say that the beds are uncomfortable, but I have changed my bed and now it's perfect.

To turn to the positive side the lessons in the morning are fun. My teacher is nice and the lessons are various. You have three lessons of English every morning and between every lesson there's a break.

After lunch you do an activity that you choose with your parents at home. You can choose sports (tennis, dance or football) or something like acting or film. You could also have English lesson in PET or speech making. I chose intensive English and I talked more than in the morning as there are less students (10 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon), there are only 2 so it feels like an individual lesson.

In this camp there are lots of students from other countries. This year were sixteen nationalities in total. You have a few students from your country but more from others. With your friends you practice English as well as you learn their native language and you can teach them some of theirs. It is interesting to learn new things from which you thought very different.

Every week there is one full-day excursion and one half-day. I'm here for my second day so I am excited to go to London and Oxford.

All in all, I can say that I had a great time up to this point. I met nice people, did great activities and had fun in the lessons (which hasn't happened for years!)

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

France   

studied General English

Summer school

The place is quite cool and the bedrooms are huge but the showers are quite little and that’s hard to wash ourselves.

The English lessons are really great, we talk a lot which an important thing when we learn a language. Also, we’retalking about interesting stuff like eating crickets, live octopus and intimate parts of a pig.

For the moment I chose speech making and this option is pretty hilarious. We’re learning how to speak in front of people and my classmates are really open-minded and talkative (as is the teacher).

Also the teenagers in this campus are coming from so many countries. That’s great and it’s really interesting to talk with them. I keep practicing my English which is my objective for this summercamp.

In this summer camp the great thing is that we reall have the choice about activities and excursions. We can choose whatever we want in a large option of really cool activities. We can have fun in all circumstances!

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

France   

studied General English

My camp experience

I will start talking about the campus. There are lots of green fields and forests where we can run. There are also lots of pitches where we can play fun games. The campus is very spacious and allows the campers to play many games.

The accommodation is very colourful, the rooms are big and the campers feel like home. The beds are comfortable and clean, but the showers are small.

Everyday in the morning we have Core English which is divided into three parts. We learn new things and our English gets better. Also we have lots of fun so most campers enjoy English classes.

Campers can also pick Get Ahead options like speech, film, drama and sports. So the campers have the choice to pick what they like and do it.

We meet new people from new countries and learn new foods, languages, cultures and much more. There is British food at camp but I wish there was more.

Finally I think More than English is an amazing camp where campers learn while having fun and discovering new cultures.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Lebanon   

studied General English

Summer camp

I will start talking about the campus. There are lots of green fields and forests where we can run. There are also lots of pitches where we can play fun games. The campus is very spacious and allows the campers to play many games.

The accommodation is very colourful, the rooms are big and the campers feel like home. The beds are comfortable and clean, but the showers are small.

Everyday in the morning we have Core English which is divided into three parts. We learn new things and our English gets better. Also we have lots of fun so most campers enjoy English classes.

Campers can also pick Get Ahead options like speech, film, drama and sports. So the campers have the choice to pick what they like and do it.

We meet new people from new countries and learn new foods, languages, cultures and much more. There is British food at camp but I wish there was more.

Finally I think More than English is an amazing camp where campers learn while having fun and discovering new cultures.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Spain   

studied General English

Ludlow summer school

I really like the school, it has a great view. I like my room, it is quite small but it's nice. The school looks like Harry Potter, it's amazing because in Harry Potter you also go upstairs to the residence. The campus is so big, with lots of space and so many activities (swimming, football, tennis).

The activities are amazing because you can go to London, Oxford and other sights that you wouldn't visit with your family. My favourite evening was the mocktails and paintball.

We have a nice, funny teacher. Joanna teaches us very well, we have learned a lot of English. My English is much better than before I came here because I went to other summer camps in Spain but there were only Spanish people so I only spoke in English with the teachers. But in More than English I speak English to real English people and put my English in practice. For example, when go to a shop I talk with the shopkeeper and she responds to me. It's difficult but I can do it! In one week you are accustomed to talking in English.

For get Ahead I did football and tennis, I really liked it. I played these sports when I was a kid, the teachers were so funny and they play with you.

As for the food, the food is so different because in Spain we eat much later and here we eat so early. So, sometimes I need a snack later. My favourite food was chicken kiev. Next year I would to have more meat, like steak.

I would like to come again, but next time I want to come for 3 or 4 weeks!

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Germany   

studied General English

More Than English

Campus.
For three weeks I lived on a beautiful campus with a large sports ground and a swimming pool. From our dormitories it took a two minute walk to our classrooms. Depending on the weather, we often spend our breaks outside.
Accommodation.
Our dormitories are really large. I share my room with five other girls. It would be better if there were wardrobes. In my opinion the bathrooms could be cleaner, but it is understandable that you cannot keep everything clean when there are 30 girls to shower, brush their teeth and etc.
Food.
Our breakfast always consists of typical English foods like scrambled eggs and bacon. For lunch and dinner we often have international foods sometimes very spicy, curry or tortilla wraps, sometimes pasta with tomato and olives. For me as a vegan, it took a while to make the stuff understand what I can eat and what I can't. But after a few days I received amazing food.
Core English.
My core English lessons have probably been the best lessons I have ever had. They were different, because we talked about topics like self actualization, sustainability and meditation. In other words things they could help us to improve our life quality. We had lots of fun with our teacher Jay while we were collecting ideas for film projects, poems, stories and discussions.
Get ahead.
I chose Shakespeare as my get ahead option. Four times a week we discovered the dark, medieval world of Macbeth. We spent our time with reading, watching, acting and the interpretation of the play, I really enjoyed it.
International experience. The experience I made with people from all around the world is an experience I will never forget. I was able to talk to students with a total of 16 nationalities and make friends with many of them. We will definitely stay in contact with each other.
All in all. I hope I have the opportunity to come back next year, because those three weeks I spent in MTE summer school are unforgettable.

posted 2 years ago

More Than English international summer school for ambitious students 11-17 years old (July-August 2019)

Italy   

studied General English

More than English

On this course I like the people, I think it's nice.

I like all the activities, my favourite was the cocktails night. We didn't win but we liked it anyway. My Get Ahead option is tennis and I like my teacher and he's good at tennis and is kinda and patient.

I like the room and my roommates are nice, even though I came later they made me feel welcome.

I like the food but I would prefer to have two options. My favourite meal was chilli with rice.

The lessons were nice because we talked about real things and did debates. We talked about traditional foods from our country and it was interesting. I feel my confident speaking English and I have learned some new things.

posted 2 years ago

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